Players can now purchase and download Enslaved on the XBL On Demand service.

From the press release:

    From November 1st 2011, NAMCO BANDAI Games’ acclaimed action adventure ENSLAVED™: Odyssey to the West™ is available to download from the Xbox Live® games on demand service for 29,99€. The release will give even more gamers the opportunity to try on Monkey’s headband for size and play one of the finest games released in recent years.

    In the last few months the game has continued to earn the ardent praise of fans and critics, with a series of prestigious award nominations and wins including the following:

    · Winner of ‘Best New IP’ at the Develop Awards 2011
    · Nominated for ‘Best Action Game’ at the Golden Joystick Awards 2011
    · Nominated for ‘Best Original Game Score’ award at the 2011 Ivor Novello awards

    Set 150 years in the future, ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West takes place in an unrecognizable America, where war and destruction have ravaged the population leaving few human survivors and a world reclaimed by nature. Mysterious slave ships roam the land, capturing the dwindling population for unknown purposes and taking them out west, never to return. Technologically savvy young Trip and strong brutish Monkey are two survivors who have both been imprisoned by one of these slave ships. Trip manages to escape by using her mental prowess while Monkey, uses his raw physical power to tear through his confines. Trip knows that she can not make it safely back home on her own, but believes that Monkey is her only chance to survive. She hacks into a slave headband and fits it on Monkey to link them together – if she dies, he dies… Her journey has now become his.

    Together Monkey and Trip form an unlikely, but complementary team whose respective strengths will be critical in their journey. In ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West , players take direct control of Monkey, with gameplay revolving around combat, strategy and environmental traversal. Monkey attacks and defends using his trusty staff weapon to deliver punishing melee attacks and combos, ranged stun and plasma blasts, blocks, and intense finishing takedowns. Players must survey each environment and work closely with AI partner Trip to ensure both make it through each area’s dangers and progress safely onwards. Trip provides vital support with her cerebral talents, offering Monkey invaluable intel on enemies, identifying optimal routes, upgrading Monkey’s abilities and more.

    Developed by the talented team at Ninja Theory Ltd. in Cambridge, England, ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West for Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 combines the contributions of some of the world’s leading creative talents with beautiful graphics, seamless animation and engrossing gameplay to deliver one of the most accomplished action adventure games of recent times.